HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 c52
MR. CAREW (Meath, S.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the statement of Professor Virchow, agreeing with Dr. Koch, that human and cattle tuberculosis are different, the Government will grant a sufficient amount to enable exhaustive scientific experiments to determine upon the communicability of tuberculosis from animals to man, and also appoint a Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon the subject.


The making of experiments for the purpose referred to is a matter to be considered in connection with the question of the appointment of a Royal Commission. This question is receiving the attention of the Government, but, as I stated on Tuesday, they have not at present arrived at a decision with regard to it.